Congratulations, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove Campus Summer 2012 Graduates!

Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove Campus Graduates
Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove Campus Graduates


Congratulations to our 2011-2012 Rasmussen College graduates! Learn more about our graduation ceremony to honor this exciting milestone that marks a major accomplishment for our graduates on the path to a successful future!

View 2012 graduate profiles below:

School of Health Sciences

Oluyemi Akinrujomu - Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Oluyemi would like to thank her family, her husband Kenny, and her children, Daniel and Deborah, for their prayers and support during her studies at Rasmussen College. Oluyemi would like to also thank all the instructors and tutors at Rasmussen College for their efforts and contributions toward the success of her career. Oluyemi's prayer is that God will reward them abundantly in Jesus' name. Oluyemi also wants to thank her friends and colleagues for their words of encouragement. Her prayer is that all of them will have a course and reason to celebrate in their life.

Robert Annan - Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Sarah Appleton - Medical Administration - Associate's

Sarah would like to thank her wonderful family for their support and encouragement. She gives her greatest appreciation to Mr. Writhers Nyenie-Wea and our three children, Earnest, Lisa, and Karen. Sarah would also like to thank her instructors Jeremy Barthels, Katie O'Hearn, and Christina Rice, as well as Luke Zakariasen who believed she could do better running this race. To all who have encouraged Sarah along this road to success in her education, she thanks you.

Sarah Appleton - Medical Administration - Associate's

Alyssa Baden - Medical Administration - Associate's

Charlotte Banwell - Medical Administration - Associate's

Jennifer Beck - Medical Administration - Associate's

Sanya Belfrey - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Sanya Belfrey would like to thank God for blessing her to follow her passion in the medical field. Thanks to her husband for sticking by her through some rough spots, her mother for all her patience and love, and her three beautiful daughters. Sanya would also like to thank her neighbors, instructors, and the front desk staff.

Lynnita Bergstrom - Medical Administration - Diploma

Julie Betzel - Medical Billing and Coding - Certificate

Summer Blakey - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Summer would like to thank Sara Vodnick for all of her support and crazy tactics to get Summer where she is today. She has a job waiting for her upon graduating and that never would have happened without Sara pushing her to do her absolute best. Thank you!

Chambray Boone - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Chambray would like to thank her husband, Wendell, for all his support and for motivating her during tough times.

Crystal Bos - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Crystal would like to thank her family and friends for all their support.

Jill Branden - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Amanda Brinkman - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Dontea Brown - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Dontea would like to thank her three boys for being patient while she was in school and working, leaving her less time to spend with them; but she always told them it will pay off in the end. She would also like to thank Rasmussen College for providing online classes which made it more convenient, the Learning Center, and all the teachers for their patience and support. She recommends Rasmussen College to anyone.

Debra Brunner - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Debbie would like to thank all her professors and classmates for their assistance and support during her time at Rasmussen. Special thanks to Amanda Jackson for coordinating the Medical Assisting program and all her help during Debbie's externship. Debbie would also like to thank Allina Clinic in St. Michael for the externship opportunity. She would especially like to thank her family and friends for being there for her through it all. Without them, none of this would have been possible.

Brenda Buchholz - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Brenda would like to thank all of her instructors and classmates. Without them, Brenda would have had a hard time. She would also like to thank all the people on campus–the staff and faculty. She would say her time at Rasmussen College was the best time of all her education experience. Thank you!

Carol Burke - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Melissa Carlson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Melissa would like to thank all of her instructors and her classmates, but most importantly, Amanda Jackson. With Amanda's help, along with the help of Jennie and Julie, her time at Rasmussen College has not only been educational, but also fun! Melissa would like to also thank her family most of all. Without their support, this degree would not have even been possible.

Adrianna Charboneau - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Darcy Cleveland - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Darcy wishes to thank her instructors, Katie O'Hearn, Nicole Dahl, and George Alland. She would like to also thank Amy Rice, Luke Zakariasen, Brooke Easton, Brooks Doherty, Randy Rodin, Sue Roberts, Tammy Hoff, and Kristen Peterik for being the wind beneath her wings.

Lorna Clodfelder - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Wanda Colwell - Medical Administration - Associate's

Korrine Dargis - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Lisa Dearing - Health Information Management - Bachelor's

Jo DeMaris - Medical Administration - Associate's

Jo would like to thank her son and daughter, Dustin and Cassie, along with other family and friends for their patience and support. She would also like to acknowledge Lerris Cooper and Katie O'Hearn, two instructors who played a tremendous role in her achieving her goals. She will forever be grateful for all the wonderful people she has met and now considers friends.

Mary Denis - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Mary would like to thank her close friends for their encouragement and support to make her educational dreams come true. Mary would also like to thank her relatives for their congratulations and presence here. The memories of you sharing this day with her will remain on throughout her lifetime. Graduation is a time of many feelings, pride, happiness, accomplishment, and appreciation. Mary thanks all of you for joining her in this celebration. To Katie O'Hearn, Mary thanks you and appreciates all your help over the years. Your patience and inspiration helped make her successful and made her college experience fun. She thanks you for all of your help and encouraging words.

Princess Diagor - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Princess would like to thank her family and friends for all their support.

Kathryn Drown - Medical Assisting - Associate's

A really big thank you to Amanda Jackson for being the absolute best teacher Kathryn has ever had. Amanda was always caring, patient, supportive, and very hands-on, and you could call her anytime. She went above and beyond the call of instructor. Kathryn would also like to thank her family and children for putting up with her while her head was in her books or at the computer. She also thanks her fellow students who were great supporters and very helpful.

Annette Duffy - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Annette would like to thank her husband, Norman, and her children for being very supportive.

Heather DuPaul - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Heather would like to thank her two beautiful children for being her motivation; her father for encouraging her to start college in the first place; and the rest of her very large family for their endless love and support.

Kathryn Dyson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Kathryn would first and foremost like to thank her parents for believing that she could make it to the end. She would also like to thank her teachers and peers for their support and guidance throughout her studies at Rasmussen. Last, but not least, she would like to thank Kyle and KJ for sticking by her side while she pushed herself to the finish line. Kathryn thanks everyone and loves you all.

Alisha Eikelboom - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Erin Erskine - Medical Administration - Associate's

Krissa Fadden - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Andrea Fisher - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Andrea would like to thank her two children, Mitchell and Ryan, and Duane for all the love and support they have given her. She would like to also thank her family and friends for all their encouragement; and her instructors for all their help throughout the program.

Jennifer Fisher - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Jennifer would like to thank her family for being so supportive and helpful when she needed time to study. She would also like to thank her instructor, Katie O'Hearn, for always being so helpful and encouraging. Jennifer plans to pursue her Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management.

Jolene Frank - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Jolene would like to thank her family and friends for their encouragement, love, and support. Jolene would also like to take this time to express her heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for her parents, Denny and Karen, who taught her to work hard, stay positive, and never give up on her dreams. Thank you to everyone who took part in her educational journey.

Muriel Frazier - Medical Administration - Associate's

Jennifer Gallipo - Medical Administration - Associate's

Denise Garrett - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Deidra Girtz - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Kate Hahn - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Kate would like to thank her boys, Mitchell and Carter, for all their patience while she had to go to classes or study. She's doing it all for you two! Kate would also like to thank her family for supporting her and helping out with the boys along this journey-you are the greatest family! Lastly, Kate thanks her instructors Amanda and Jennie for showing her the way and helping to make her the best medical assistant.

Savoy Hardy - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Tara Harrer - Medical Administration - Associate's

Tara would like to thank her husband and children for being a constant support system and encouraging throughout her college career. She would like to extend a special thank you to her husband for helping her to realize her potential and assuring her that she could do anything. Her entire family has been a source of support and encouragement that she is very grateful for. She could not have done this without all of them there to encourage her.

Stacy Helm - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Andrea Hitzemann - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Roberta Houck - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Roberta would like to thank all her family and friends for their support during her educational journey at Rasmussen College.

Tanya Hyry - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Tanya would like to thank her family for their support over the last two years. She would also like to thank her instructors and classmates for giving her motivation.

Elisa Iverson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Nathaline Jahnagile - Medical Assisting - Diploma

Nathaline would like to thank Roosevelt for all his support and encouragement. She would also like to thank Jame Curtis for being her inspiration.

Kari Jones - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Kari would like to thank her family and friends for being so supportive in this decision. She also wants to thank her instructors for not only the knowledge they shared but for their genuine concern for the students. Lastly, Kari would like to thank the girls in her class: "We did it, ladies!"

Keziah Kelly - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Keziah would like to thank God for allowing her to get this far in her life. She also would like to thank her children, Henry, Ephram, Simeon, and Simon, for their understanding and forgiving her for missing all those bedtime stories because she stayed late on campus to study. Keziah also thanks her ex-husband for all his help and her wonderful family, both in Africa and the United States, for all their support. To her best friend, Peter, "you're one in a million!" Lastly, Keziah thanks Rasmussen College for giving her a chance to turn her life around. She will forever be grateful to all the Brooklyn Park staff and faculty.

Jade Knisley - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Jade would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support through her whole college experience. She would also like to say a special thanks to Summer Blakey and Sara Vodnick for pushing her and supporting her when she really needed it.

Tiffany Kostroski - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" –Ralph Waldo Emerson. Tiffany would like to thank her friends and family for allowing her to make her own path.

Diane Kpanou - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Diane would like to extend her gratitude to God first, and her mother and sisters for their support and encouragement. She would also like to thank Serge for his help and kindness. Diane would like to thank her program coordinator, Amanda Jackson, for all her help, support, and understanding as well.

Katie Krause - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Katie would like to thank her teachers, Sara and Nadine, who gave her all the skills and knowledge that got her where she is today. Most importantly, Katie would like to thank her family and friends for their amazing support throughout her program.

Kristina Kupietz - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Kristina would like to thank her parents and brother for helping her achieve her goal of becoming a Surgical Technologist. They have been there every step of the way and helped her complete her college journey. Thank you!

Danielle Linde - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Danielle would like to thank her husband, Mike, for all his support during these two years of college. Mike was always available to help her with assignments and get through the struggles she encountered. She thanks you for letting her succeed and accomplishing her new career.

Amy Malwitz - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Amy would like to thank her family for their support through this process. She would also like to thank her children for motivating her to succeed and be a role model for them. Amy would like to thank Katie O'Hearn and all the staff at Rasmussen College for all their help along the way. Lastly, she would like to thank her fiance for his encouragement and support.

Brooke McMahon - Health Information Management - Bachelor's

Shannon McMahon - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Shannon would like to thank her parents for their encouragement and support. She would also like to thank her instructors, Amanda and Jennie, and her classmates for their help, support, and great memories.

Katariina Mikkola - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Katariina would like to thank all her instructors and classmates for their assistance and support during her time at Rasmussen. Special thanks to Amanda and Jennie for coordinating the Medical Assisting program. Katariina would also like to thank Allina Medical Clinic in Cokato for the externship opportunity. Lastly, she would like to say thank you to her family and friends for being there through it all.

Lori Miller - Health Information Technician - Associate's

From the bottom of her heart, Lori wants to thank her husband, T.I., for his unconditional love and wavering support throughout school. She also wants to thank Kari for her wisdom, insight, and homemade cookies. And lastly, to Katie and Sara, "You guys rock!"

Roseline Nyerkeh - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Roseline would like to thank her coding instructor, Katie O'Hearn, and all of her classmates for their help through her endeavors.

Colleen Ogren - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Colleen would like to say thank you to all of her instructors, friends, and family for their help and support. She couldn't have done it without you.

Chantal Ogren - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Chantal would like to thank her family and friends for all their support.

Renae Olesen - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Isaac Pacheco - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Isaac would like to thank the Lord Christ for all the blessings and influence in his life. He would also like to thank his family and friends, especially Victor, Patty, Sylvia, Alan, Alex, Marisa, and Wyatt, for giving him so much strength and support during his education. A special thank you also to Sacred Heart Hospital and all their wonderful staff for their support and the opportunity for employment as a Cardiovascular Surgical Technologist after graduation.

Shannon Pardon-Varde - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Shannon wants to thank her family for all the support they have given her throughout her time in school. To her classmates, Shannon thanks you for letting her practice her skills on you. Without that, Shannon knows she would not have gained the confidence she has now to do it out in the field. Shannon also wants to thank her instructor, Amanda Jackson, whose guidance gave her the confidence she needs to perform the skills necessary to care for all her future patients.

Sally Perwien - Medical Administration - Associate's

Sally would like to thank Katie O'Hearn for helping her to achieve her medical coding skills and for being there. She would also like to thank her fellow students who are now friends forever–you know who you are.

Judy Philaphandeth - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Judy would like to thank Amanda Jackson, Jennie, Julie, and her classmates for all the great opportunities and experiences during the last year and a half. She also wants to thank Aaron Mullally for being an excellent instructor when it comes to Anatomy and Physiology; and Patrick McNeil for cramming more than 50 different x-ray positions in just six weeks. Most importantly, Judy would like to thank her family for always being there and believing in her.

Beth Philstrom - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Beth would like to thank her parents, Russ and Ginny, for always giving her the love and support she needed; and her siblings, Kirstin, Tim, Bill, Tori, and Ann for continually being there in her time of need. She would also like to thank Cole and her two boys, R.J. and Cooper, for standing by her side through it all. Finally, Beth would like to thank her grandmother, Bea, for believing in her and giving her that extra nudge when she needed it.

Emma Procai - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Emma would like to thank all of her friends and family for their support. She would also like to thank all of the staff at Rasmussen College for all the help she has received.

Adrienne Prosper - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Adrienne would like to thank her husband, Andrew, for his endless love and support. She would also like to thank her children, Christina, Tyrone, and Tahj, for being her motivation to return to school. Lastly, Adrienne would like to thank all those that prayed for and encouraged her. Much love!

Lindsay Raske - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Lindsay would like to thank her parents for helping her get where she is today. She would also like to thank Moose for being her motivation and believing in her every step of the way. She also thanks all of her friends and family for their support and love.

Keri Roth - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Keri would like to thank her family for supporting her decision to go back to school and for being there whenever she needed them. Also, Keri would like to give a special shout out and thank you to her best study buddy, Cameo Rye. Thank you!

Cameo Rye - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Jasmin Salazar - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Jasmin is a two-year graduate from the Health Information Technician (HIT) program and has received her certification as an RHIT. She is also a volunteer at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Jasmin would like to thank all of her family, including her two youngest siblings and mother who passed away, as well as her friends and co-workers for the inspiration and support.

Linnea Slettom - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Deena Stanback - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Rose Stokes - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Rose would like to thank her family. She wouldn't have been able to get through the program without them.

Jessica Stolt - Health Information Management - Bachelor's

Amanda Stroebl - Medical Assisting - Diploma

Alison Swieton - Medical Administration - Associate's

Verolyn Tamba - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Verolyn would like to thank the Almighty God for sparing her life through her educational journey. She would also like to say thank you to all of her children for understanding when she was not around to give them her full attention because she had to focus on schoolwork. Verolyn would also like to thank her mother, sisters, and brothers for their moral and spiritual support, especially her mother who had to play the role of both parents when Verolyn lost her dad. Lastly, Verolyn would like to say a big thank you to Mr. Anthony Merchant, all of her instructors, and her former employer, Boston Scientific, for their support.

Melissa Taylor - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Melissa would like to thank her family for their support throughout these years.

Jonni Tracy - Medical Administration - Associate's

Jonni would like to thank her family for their love, support, and understanding during her time at Rasmussen College. She would also like to thank her instructors, library staff, and Learning Center staff at the Brooklyn Park campus and online for their support, knowledge, and encouragement along the way.

Helena Tugba - Medical Administration - Associate's

Helena would like to thank her family, friends, and the faculty at Rasmussen College. She really appreciates all the help and support she was given throughout her studies. Helena would also like to extend her thanks and appreciation to her employer for their flexibility with her schedule to enable her to go to school. To the faculty at Rasmussen College, Helena is not done yet. She will be returning to continue her studies.

Krista Vylasek - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Krista would like to say thank you to her family for their support during the past two years and for making it possible for her to be here today.

Christina White - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

James Wroblewski - Health Information Management - Bachelor's

Mai Xiong - Medical Assisting - Diploma

Mai would like to thank the wonderful staff at Rasmussen for helping her to achieve her goal. She would like to thank her family, friends, and her two beautiful children for being her motivation and support. Without them this journey would not have been possible.

Bee Yang - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Bee would like to thank her family and friends for all their encouragement and support throughout her educational journey. Without their support, she wouldn't be where she is today. Thank you!

Janice Youngberg - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Debbie Zais - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Debbie would like to thank her family for all their support.

Lauren Zderchuk - Surgical Technologist - Associate's

Lauren would like to thank her family and friends for all their support and help throughout the program. She couldn't have done it without all of you.

School of Business

Nicolle Abrahamson - Business Management - Bachelor's

Tzvetelina Abumayaleh - Business Management - Bachelor's

Elly Barth - Accounting - Bachelor's

Nancy Beecher - Business Management - Bachelor's

Charles Brownell - Business Management - Associate's

Bethany Claseman - Business Management - Bachelor's

Beth would like to thank her wonderful husband for all his support, encouragement, and patience during all the stressful times of her college journey. She also thanks her friends and family; especially her parents, sisters, nieces, and in-laws, for their encouragement and understanding during all the times she had to take a "rain check" on getting together. "Get ready to cash those in!"

Veronica Cole - Business Management - Associate's

Veronica would like to thank her husband, Scott, and daughter, Astra, for all of the sacrifices they have endured and all the support and encouragement they gave during the completion of her degree. She would also like to thank the rest of her family and friends for their encouragement and support; and to everyone who said she couldn't do it, thanks for giving her the drive to prove them wrong. She would also like to thank State Services for the Blind for their support; as well as all her instructors and the staff at Rasmussen College for the education and support they provided.

Denise Edoh - Business Management - Bachelor's

Denise would like to thank God, her mom and dad, her brother and two sisters, her husband, and lovely son Nuren. Denise is currently employed at Lake Region Medical as an Engineering Technician. She is still looking for a better employment opportunity wherever will be convenient for her. Denise will also be continuing her education to earn her Master's and PhD. She is thankful for the education and opportunities she received at Rasmussen College. "God bless, everyone!"

Jeffrey Engler - Accounting - Associate's

Jeff would like to thank his family, first and foremost, for their support and understanding while Jeff spent many hours in the books while at family gatherings. He would also like to thank the Lord above for His strength and guidance throughout his education. Last, but not least, Jeff would also like to thank all the staff and faculty at Rasmussen College for their help and guidance.

Matthew Favorite - Business Management - Associate's

Brandee Felling - Business Management - Bachelor's

Lindsay Franke - Business Management - Bachelor's

Lindsay would like to thank all of her course instructors as well as the Rasmussen College staff members who have helped her achieve her goals in Business Management (Human Resources). She would especially like to thank Soma Jurgensen, Amy Rice, and Heidi Gaulke for their wonderful support and help as she searches for a career and other opportunities beyond graduation. She would also like to give a big thank you to her parents and other family members for being so supportive throughout her college education.

Kayla Gall - Accounting - Associate's

Michaela Haluptzok - Accounting - Bachelor's

Sarah Hambrook - Business Management - Bachelor's

Sarah would like to say thank you to all of her family and friends who have supported her on this journey. She would especially like to thank her children for allowing her to read her homework to them, her parents for taking care of her children while attending class, and a special thank you to her grandpa for challenging her to do better. Sarah truly couldn't have done this without your support.

Mallory Hershey - Business Management - Bachelor's

Mallory would like to thank her family for their support during her time in school. She would especially like to thank her parents who believed in her and encouraged her to go to college.

Chase Johnson - Business Management - Associate's

Chase would like to thank his grandparents and parents for all their support. He also thanks his fiance for making sure he stayed squared away throughout his degree.

Gregory Johnson - Business Management - Bachelor's

Nicole Johnson - Business Management - Associate's

Jaime Kastner - Business Management - Associate's

Michelle Keller - Business Management - Bachelor's

Katarina Kilde - Business Management - Associate's

Katarina would like to thank her mother, Lois, for pushing her to go back to school and finish when road blocks were in the way. She would also like to thank Corey Hanson for proofreading many papers and listening to her when classes were frustrating. Katarina also thanks David, Paulette, Tanya, and Larry, her cat.

Katie Kittel - Business Management - Associate's

Katie would like to thank her husband, Justin, for being very supportive and helpful, and her son, Taylor, for being a good little boy throughout her many hours of school work. Katie would also like to thank her parents, Barb and Dan, and her in-laws, Babette and Joe, her grandparents, Rose, Norman, Bob, and Annie, and Sharon, who passed away in 2005 but helped develop her dreams. Katie also wants to thank her aunts and uncles, and Justin's grandparents, Bob and Clayton. Katie feels her family has been a great supportive team and she is thankful every day to have each and every one of you. Katie's goals include finding that job of her dreams to help support her family and the ones that help support her throughout the years. Thank you all very much!

Megan Krengel - Business Management - Bachelor's

Justin Lenius - Business Management - Associate's

Kayla Lewis - Business Management - Associate's

Michael Lovik - Accounting - Associate's

Balchand Lutchminarine - Accounting - Associate's

According to Winston Churchill, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Balchand feels this same way and what he's learned at Rasmussen College has unequivocally prepared him for his future.

Kendra Majerus - Business Management - Associate's

Kendra would like to thank all the faculty and staff for their continued support during her two years here at Rasmussen. She really felt welcomed by everyone. It was easy for Kendra to reach out when she needed help and that was very important to her. Her experience here will be one to remember.

Kimberly Marsolek - Accounting - Associate's

Travis Meester - Business Management - Bachelor's

Dawn Menard - Business Management - Bachelor's

Dawn would like to say thank you to all her family and friends that supported her over the last couple years, as well as her employer, McKesson, for backing her decision to further her education. Dawn also wants to thank the instructors and staff at Rasmussen College. But most of all, her biggest thanks goes to her husband, Jay, who sacrificed and stepped up graciously supporting her these last few years by allowing her the time to concentrate on school.

Kristen Mikkelson - Accounting - Associate's

Vergie Miller - Business Management - Bachelor's

Darlene would like to thank her husband and children for their support and encouragement during this journey. Darlene would also like to thank her entire family and friends for the prayers that made this accomplishment possible.

RoseAnn Moen - Business Management - Associate's

Ryan Morgan - Business Management - Associate's

Shauna Muenzhuber - Business Management - Associate's

Shauna would like to say thank you to her family, especially to her parents for all their support and help. Without them, she would not have done this. Shauna would also like to thank the best instructor, Kari Nollendorfs, for all she has taught her. She could not have come this far without Kari and that 10-page paper she made her do!

Brian Murphy - Business Management - Bachelor's

Sean Murray - Accounting - Associate's

Sean would like to thank his parents, David and Rayetta, his sister, Katie Ray, and his girlfriend, Brittany. These people, and many more family and friends, have given him love and support throughout his time at Rasmussen.

Kelsey Otten - Business Management - Bachelor's

Shannon Pilacinski - Accounting - Bachelor's

Cynthia Przybilla - Business Management - Bachelor's

Cindee would like to thank her parents for helping with her daughter, Brittany, while she attended class. Cindee knows that her dad was the one who enjoyed the card games he and Brit played and will miss them now that Cindee has completed her schooling. Cindee would also like to send a huge hug and kiss to her daughter for putting up with staying home to do homework instead of going to the park to play.

Mary Pukal - Business Management - Bachelor's

Mary would like to thank God, her father-in-law, husband, all of her instructors, Brooke Easton, and the many friends she's made here. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their understanding and patience when she had to stay home and do homework. Mary looks forward to sitting back and relaxing now that she no longer has late nights filled with writing papers and hopes to continue working at the Brooklyn Park campus.

Laura Rajphangthong - Business Management - Bachelor's

Laura would like to thank her family for all their support.

Luke Rudick - Business Management - Associate's

Christine Sadler - Business Management - Associate's

Christine would like to thank her sister, Melody, who initially pushed the idea of going back to school. Through the continued support received from family, friends, Rasmussen College, and Mayflower Properties, Christine can now change her status from "student" to "graduate." She looks forward to applying her newly gained knowledge and experiences toward future opportunities.

Nicole Schottmuller - Business Management - Bachelor's

Holly Stahn - Business Management - Associate's

Linda Sutton - Business Management - Bachelor's

Linda would like to thank her family, friends, and school faculty for the wonderful memories and support they have given her while she worked toward beginning a new journey.

Michael Sutton - Accounting - Bachelor's

Michael would like to thank his family for their support and encouragement throughout the completion of his Bachelor's degree. Michael would most like to thank his beautiful wife, Linda, without whom none of this would have been possible. Michael would also like to thank his three children-Lilly, Mikey, and Skylar-for their understanding and support.

Jenna Takemoto - Business Management - Bachelor's

Jenna would like to thank her parents for all their help while she was in school. She would also like to thank her newlywed husband, Colt, for all of his support and patience during the last four years. She couldn't have done this without you!

Garmai Tarnue - Business Management - Associate's

Garmai would like to first of all thank God Almighty for His blessings in her life. She wants to say a big thank you to her family, especially her loving and caring husband, Samuel, for all the times he stayed awake while she studied. Last but not least, she would like to give special thanks to all of her instructors at the Brooklyn Park campus. Thank you!

Laura Taylor - Business Management - Bachelor's

Kelly Thomas - Accounting - Associate's

Kelly would like to thank Dan, her fiance, for never letting her give up on completing her dream of graduating from college. She would also like to thank her children, Nick, Zack, and Natalie, for giving her a reason to go but also making it challenging as well. She would also like to thank her great-grandma, Ruth, who taught her how important family and education is.

Phillip Tulkki - Accounting - Associate's

Phillip would like to thank his family and friends for all their support.

Mina Vang - Accounting - Associate's

To Long, Mina thanks you for all you've done for her. She certainly would not be where she is today without your love, support, hard work, and understanding. Your inner strength inspires her and pushes her to constantly do better. You have always been there whenever she needed someone to lean on through all of life's trails. She is eternally grateful for that and your continued support as she begins this new chapter in her life. To her mom, Mina cannot thank you enough for all the support and love you have given her. She would not have made it here without you. Mina thanks you for everything!

Yeng Vang - Business Management - Bachelor's

Yeng would like to thank God, her family, her husband, and her friends for providing support, encouragement, and for helping to get her to finish her education at Rasmussen. She feels greatly blessed for having made it this far and couldn't have done it alone. Thank You! Cup Cai! Ya Tsang!

Rachel Welt - Accounting - Bachelor's

Rachel would like to thank her family for their support. She would especially like to thank her mother, Sue, for encouraging her to go back to school. Rachel would also like to thank her husband, Ken, for all his support that allowed her the time she needed to finish her degree.

Rebecca Wesley - Business Management - Associate's

Kathryn Whiteley - Business Management - Associate's

Shawlonte Wooden - Business Management - Associate's

Shawlonte would like to give thanks to God for giving her the strength to continue her education, despite the many obstacles she faced in its process. She would also like to thank her fiance, Michael, for giving her the support and encouragement when she wanted to give up. Lastly, Shawlonte' wants to thank the ministry at First Community Church for teaching her how to discover her purpose in life. She loves you all!

Christina Yandell - Business Management - Bachelor's

School of Education

Sophia Abraham - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Clemence Amedon - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Danielle Anderson - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Danielle would like to thank her parents for all their support during her time in school. She would also like to thank Rasmussen College for helping her to achieve her goal and dream of completing school. She would specifically like to thank Jennifer Anderl for all her help and support.

Dana Bakke - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Deandrea Baylock - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Melissa Burback - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Melissa would like to thank Rasmussen College for accepting her as a student and making her degree available completely online.

Marilyn Cole - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Christina Crampton - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Senocia Fultang - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Senocia would like to first God Almighty for her success. She also thanks Mr. and Mrs. Waindim, Doris, and her parents for their continuous support while she was in school. Senocia would also like to thank her teachers who saw her through.

Jill Gall - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Shannon Griffin - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Shannon enjoyed all her time at Rasmussen College, gaining the knowledge she needed for her future career. At this time, Shannon would like to thank the staff from the College of Education for all their help and sharing of their knowledge. Shannon would also like to thank her friends and family for all their help and support throughout her college career. Shannon is excited and prepared for the next steps in her future endeavors.

Heather Hanson - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Heather Hausladen - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Heather would like to thank her mom and the rest of her family for providing support and encouragement throughout her time at Rasmussen. She especially wants to thank Logan and Xavier, her two amazing boys, for being patient with her while she did hours and hours of school work.

Emily Hegland - Early Childhood Education - Certificate

Emily wants to thank her family, co-workers, friends, and boyfriend for all the help, support, and encouragement during her education. She also greatly appreciates all the help and support from her instructors and the staff. This has been such a rewarding experience for her. Emily is currently working for Medtronic Child Care Center and is hoping to find a new position as a paraprofessional at a local school.

Rebecca Krone - Early Childhood Education - Certificate

Jennifer Lahren - Early Childhood Education - Certificate

Karina Lee - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Karina would like to thank her son, Jayden. She'd also like to thank her family-Ardene, Susy, Miguel, George, and Emily-for supporting her and helping watch her son throughout the past two years. Karina would also like to thank Phylicia and Dele for the endless encouragement. Without all of you, she would not be graduating today. Karina loves you all.

Daphne Manninem - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Daphne would like to thank Gary for loving her unconditionally and believing in her ability to succeed when the homework was heavy, the days were busy, and the nights were long. Daphne would also like to thank Tosca Grimm for setting the standard high, mentoring her, and encouraging her to reach every goal. She would also like to thank Brooke Easton for seeing her potential and providing her with an opportunity to tutor in the Learning Center. Daphne wants to thank Jennifer Anderl also. Jennifer helped Daphne to stay on track and consistently reaffirmed her ability to be a successful educator. Finally, Daphne wants to say thank you to Mary, Jeremy, and Anna, and the rest of the tutoring team, for listening, helping, and understanding her desire to be an overachiever.

Geneve Marshall - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Teresa Morse - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Teresa would like to thank the entire faculty at Rasmussen College. She would like to send a special thank you to Jennifer Anderl for helping her to get through some of her classes when she didn't think she could. Thank you to Jennifer also for the chance to be her work-study student. Teresa would like to also thank financial aid for the work-study opportunity with them as well. There are a lot of very special teachers at Rasmussen College and Teresa owes all of them a big thank you.

Denelle Phipps - Early Childhood Education - Certificate

Nina Pierce - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Nina would like to dedicate her graduation to a very important person who means a lot to her-Clark Sanders. He is one of the best social studies teachers ever, and he has done so much for Nina and has been such an inspiration to her. To Clark, Nina thanks you for everything you've done for her and she wants you to know that it means the world to her. Nina would also like to thank her family and friends who have supported her and allowed her to do what she loves. She would like to give a special thank you to her mom and dad. She loves you all.

Kimberly Porter - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Melissa Radi - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Melissa would like to thank her teachers, Jennifer Anderl and Tosca Grimm. She would also like to thank her parents for all their love and support, and David for supporting her as well.

Kayla Schudi - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Elizabeth Schweitzer - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Elizabeth would like to thank her family and friends for their support.

Jaime Shear - Early Childhood Education - Certificate

Ian Sinclair - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Gayle Sueverkruepp - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Gayle would like to thank all of her family and friends who showed her the support she needed. Special thanks goes to her mom, who always knew she would succeed and kept her going strong. The biggest thank you goes out to her other half, Jason, for being her biggest supporter and giving her the final push to make their lives better. She would not be here today without any of you.

Nichole Whaley - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Nichole would personally like to thank her children, Jaxsen and Adrien, her boyfriend, Aaron, and her family for the motivation to go back to school and for their loving support. Without it, she doesn't know if she would have come this far. Nichole would also like to thank all of the staff at Rasmussen College for helping and guiding her throughout her education. Rasmussen College made her schooling feel welcoming, comforting, and challenging, all at the same time. She thanks everyone who has helped and supported her throughout this journey.

Debora Wojciak - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

School of Justice Studies

Akinyemi Akinola - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Yemi would like to say thank you to Dan Reeves and Ann Deutsch, both of whom encouraged and believed in his abilities to excel with their daily support as he walked the halls of Rasmussen, he remains focused on his education. He would also like to thank Susan Murray and Jessica Pieklo for inspiring him and encouraging him. After graduation, Yemi will continue his studies at Hamline University.

Denisecia Askew-Ayaya - Human Services - Associate's

Chad Baker - Law Enforcement - Associate's

William Barth - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Torilee Bartlett - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Ryan Bialke - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Jennifer Bowman - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Jenn would like to thank her daughter, Mya, and son, Chase, for putting up with the crazy schedule. She would also like to thank her family for their support and encouragement. Jenn also thanks Susan Murray, Chad Zabel, Drew Lundquist, Morgan Miho, and Dan Allen for always making class an adventure. Jenn is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

Jo Brecht - Paralegal - Associate's

Tommie Clark - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Tommie would like to thank Daphne, Mary, Brooke, Jeremy, Lia, and all the rest of the Learning Center staff for making his learning experience possible. Tommie would like to also give a special thanks to Candee for convincing him to come to Rasmussen, and to Andrew LaMere for being patient and helping with all his scheduling questions. He would also like to thank his mother and all eight of his siblings for their encouragement and support.

Donna Clarke - Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

Donna would like to thank her mother for supporting her throughout these past two years by setting her life aside to help with her grandchildren. Donna would also like to thank her three children for putting up with mommy for being so busy and unavailable during the last four years. You are the best kids a parent could ask for. Donna lastly would like to thank Rasmussen College for giving her the tools to succeed in her career.

Anna Clearman - Paralegal - Certificate

Anna would like to thank her family who has been a great support system through these last several months as she completed her Paralegal Certificate program. Her biggest and most heartfelt thank you goes to her fiance, who has been there every step of the way, supporting and helping Anna in so many ways. She could not have done it without you!

Richael Cooper - Human Services - Associate's

There are five important people in Richael's life that she wants to recognize and appreciate. First, she wants to give thanks to God for life, knowledge, and hope. Richael would like to thank her darling husband, Gerald, who has been there encouraging her and supporting her. She would also like to thank her mother, Victoria, who although is back in Africa, continues to send her words of encouragement. Richael would like to thank her father, Emmanuel, for being an inspiration to her and supporting her. Lastly, she would like to thank her daughter, Ethel, who makes her laugh whenever she gets frustrated with homework.

Sheila DeMeules - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Joseph Edsall - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Sandra Ellingson - Paralegal - Associate's

Sandra would like to thank all the wonderful teachers at Rasmussen College that helped her to achieve her goals. Especially Jessica Pieklo, who is a wonderful teacher and made learning the paralegal program easy and enjoyable.

Beverly Fletcher - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Beverly would like to say thank you to her mother for helping out so she could make it to school. She would also like to thank Rasmussen's tutors, faculty, and staff for never giving up on her even when she wanted to give up on herself. Beverly is very proud of herself for being so persistent and motivated to graduate and finish this journey. This is only the beginning.

Christian Gallo - Human Services - Associate's

Ryan Hedberg - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Jake Held - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Joe Herzog - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Brandon Hesse - Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

Brandon would like to thank his wife, Jenni, and daughter, Alexia for their support. He would also like to thank his parents, Dave and Laura, for pushing him to go to college.

Stephanie Hirtreiter - Paralegal - Certificate

Kristine Howey - Paralegal - Associate's

Kristine would like to thank her family and friends for all their support.

Darin Ingemansen - Paralegal - Associate's

Angela Johnson - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Angela would like to thank her son, Angelo, for encouraging her to get her school work done on time. She would also like to thank her husband, Shaun, who stood by her and supported her from day one. To her mother, Roni, and stepdad, Alec, Angela thanks you for encouraging her to continue her education. Angela would also like to thank the rest of her family and friends who made sure she stayed focused and never gave up. She loves you all. To her teachers and staff at Rasmussen College, Angela thanks you also for guiding her and getting her to where she's at today.

Christine Johnson - Human Services - Associate's

Christine would like to thank all of the staff at Rasmussen College that had their hand in helping her reach this goal. She would like to especially thank Kari Nollendorfs for being such a supportive instructor, even when Christine did not have a class with her. Christine would also like to thank her mom, Linda, for all her support and help over these last couple of years. Lastly, she would like to thank her son, Gerson, for making her smile no matter how stressed she was and making all the craziness worthwhile.

Christine Jones - Human Services - Associate's

Maureen Karugia - Criminal Justice - Associate's

To David Schrum, Maureen would like to thank you for walking her through the enrollment process and not giving up on her even though she was afraid. You continued to follow-up with her and made her feel comfortable. To Kari Nollendorfs, Maureen wants to thank you for helping her understand how to write a research paper on a deeper and broader level, which was very challenging at first. And finally, to Leslie Palmer, Maureen thanks you for helping her to make a concrete decision on which way to go career-wise. Your guidance was very beneficial.

Rosemary Karugia - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Rosemary would like to thank David Schrum for his help and support during her education. With deep appreciation, she would also like to thank her parents, Samuel and Diana. Rosemary would also like to thank all the staff at the Brooklyn Park campus for always being available and supportive. Rosemary got an internship with Hennepin County's Department of Juvenile Probation and she is going back to Rasmussen to continue her education.

Shauna Kirscht - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Alan Knaeble - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Sean Knecht - Law Enforcement - Certificate

Joseph Knip - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Jenny Kopesky - Paralegal - Certificate

Spencer Korpu - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Spencer would like to thank everyone who played a part in his success at Rasmussen College, including the admissions office, his instructors, tutors, and librarians. He had a great time at Rasmussen and he learned a lot as well. He thanks you all!

Amanda Kriesel - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Amanda would like to thank her friends and family for getting her where she is today. Without their help, love, and support, she may not have made it thus far. She would also like to thank her instructors–Kari for drilling APA formatting into her head, and Suzi for pushing her and teaching her about criminal justice, making it fun and interesting. Amanda is looking forward to continuing her education in the fall and working toward her Bachelor's degree.

Allen Lamin - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Lea Larson - Paralegal - Associate's

Makela Liggins - Human Services - Associate's

Makela would like to thank the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has given her the strength and courage to continue her education and stay in school when classes got tough. She would also like to thank her three children-Adero, Ameera, and Akeelah-who were her biggest supporters through it all. Lastly, Makela would like to thank her mother, father, and three sisters for their encouragement and love.

Justin Loch - Homeland Security - Associate's

Inna Lopin - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Lance Martens - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Sara Mathis - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Morgan Miho - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Morgan would like to thank Susan Murray for never letting her down and always being there when she was struggling. She would also like to thank all the friends she has made here at Rasmussen who pushed her along when she didn't want to finish. Lastly, Morgan would like to thank her son, Tucker, for giving her the drive and motivation.

Emily Morris - Criminal Justice - Associate's

When Emily walks across this stage, she knows it's time to turn the page. Instead of walking backward, it's now time to move forward. Emily would like to thank all of her family and friends who have helped her though this exciting adventure. She loves you, Devyn, Ian, Chrissy, Mom, and Dad!

Joshewa Mueller - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Mohamed Muhidine - Law Enforcement - Associate's

James Mulheran II - Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

Geoff Neumann - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Geoff would like to thank Vanessa, his parents, Lisa and Randy, his sister, Lauren, Lt. Chris Edstrom, and the rest of his family, friends, and classmates. The support that everyone has given him has helped him succeed in graduating with his degree in law enforcement. Without the support and direction he received from the people closest to him, it would have been a struggle and he couldn't have done it without them. Geoff plans on pursuing a career in law enforcement and is very excited. Once again, Geoff would like to thank everyone that has been involved in his journey and wants you to know that he is very thankful for everything you have done for him.

Tina Nguyen - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Rebecca Norton - Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

Rebecca would like to thank her family for being there for her during her college career. Rebecca would also like to thank her husband for being understanding and helping her get through the late nights of homework. Now that she has finished school, Rebecca is looking forward to starting her career in probation and investigation, and starting a family with her husband.

Tania Olivares - Paralegal - Associate's

Tania quiere agradecerle a sus padres por averla motivado a continuar sus estuidos. Por averle inculcado que una Buena educacion ed importante en esta vida. Tania wants to thank her little family, her kids and Michael, for not letting her give up during those hard times. She also wants to thank Michael and David for watching the kids every time she had class.

Amanda Peterson - Human Services - Associate's

Amanda would like to thank her family and friends for the support and encouragement during these last two years. She also wants to thank her daughter, Addy, for the motivation to succeed.

Nathan Prins - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Tyler Rintamaki - Law Enforcement - Certificate

Justin Rock - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Carlirae Ronning - Criminal Justice - Criminal Offenders - Bachelor's

Justin Ross - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Tiffany Ross - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Tiffany would like to thank all the instructors in the law enforcement program for their dedication and devotion to the students. She thanks you for teaching us all to be smart on our feet and how to stay safe.

Valerie Satre - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Daniel Schooley - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Jamie Sharbono - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Jamie would like to thank her parents, brother, and sister for always standing by her; her Grandma and Grandpa Johnson for all their help and support with school, and her Grandma and Grandpa Carson for all the prayers and encouragement. She would also like to give a special thanks to all her instructors and team members for helping her strive to be the best she can be.

Erin Smith - Paralegal - Associate's

Erin would like to thank her parents, family, and friends, for giving her support throughout her college career.

Amr Soltan - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Amr would like to thank all the staff and faculty at Rasmussen College for their significant efforts and performance.

Jessica Steinke - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Jeffrey Swanson - Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

Tammi Tollefson - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Tammi would like to thank her teachers, fellow students, family and friends, and all the staff at the Brooklyn Park campus for all their help and support while she was going to school. This experience has changed her life for the better and she could not have done it without all the support she's received.

Xue Vang - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Xue would like to thank all of the staff and faculty for providing the help he needed to succeed and accomplish one of his most important goals. The faculty, especially, have taught Xue so many things and he thanks them also for encouraging students to learn more and expand their knowledge.

William Webster - Criminal Justice - Associate's

William would like to thank his family and friends for all their support.

Matthew Weir - Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

Jean Wenz - Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

Jean would like to thank her husband and children for being her support system. She would also like to thank Toya and Anita, for without their support, she would not be here.

Jared Westermeyer - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Jared would like to thank his mother, father, three brothers, and his sister for their influence, support, and love. He also wants to thank his three children, Amiya, Tehya, and Mathias for their love and understanding of why he couldn't be as fun during the last two years. Jared wants to especially thank the love of his life, Melissa, for her unconditional love, motivation, support, comfort, understanding, and being the driving force behind his decision to pursue his dream. Lastly, he would like to thank his in-laws and friends for their support.

Heather Winkleblack - Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

Dennis Wolfe - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Dennis would like to thank his wife and parents for all the support they gave him while attending college. Dennis' wife and parents looked after the home duties to ensure he had the time he needed to work on homework and go to class, as well as provide great feedback on assignments. Dennis would also like to thank the rest of his family for encouraging him throughout the entire process.

Samantha Wood - Criminal Justice - Associate's

El-Melia Addo - Practical Nursing - Associate's

El-Melia would like to thank all of her nursing instructors who took her through Foundations of Nursing; Nursing I, II, and III; and finally to graduation. A special thank you to Dean Smith for her continued support and her good spirit that is willing to help in anyway.

Etonam Adjreke - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Etonam would like to thank her family and friends for their support. A special thanks to her husband, Messan, for his unconditional love and support. Etonam would also like to thank the great nursing faculty and Dean Smith. And last but not least, thanks to the great people in her cohort who made this experience unforgettable.

Ebenezer Akinbamijo - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Una Ashun - Practical Nursing - Associate's

To God be the glory, great things He has done. Una would like to thank her parents for their support and for giving her the strength to strive for her goals, to be independent, and never settle for less. To Mrs. Reuer, Unal would like to thank you for being the first person to tell her that "acting like an airhead wasn't cute." You inspired Una to work hard and not quit. To Mrs. Q, Una would like to thank you for teaching her all the important things, including how to connect the dots. You have inspired Una to do her best at everything.

Tanya Barrett - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Tanya would like to thank Ashley and Mrs. Reuer for always believing in her even when she didn't believe in herself. Tanya would also like to thank Josh, Bob, and Tracy for all their support and pushing her to succeed. Tanya would like to send a special thanks to her dad even though he is no longer with us, he always told her to follow her dreams and never give up.

Cheryl Boyd - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Lynette Caldwell - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Alicia Casavant - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Celeste Cotton - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Hussnia Elaraj - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Victoria Evuleocha - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Aminata Fofana - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Nicole Fuchs - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Shawna Gabrielle - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Stephanie Gonzalez - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Bethany Halloran - Practical Nursing - Associate's

First of all, Bethany would like to say, "I love you, Mom, and miss you very much!" She is the reason Bethany chose to be a nurse. Bethany would also like to thank her dad, brothers, sister, best friend, grandma, and wonderful boyfriend for being so encouraging and supportive these last few years. She would also like to thank her grandpa and grandma Pike for all they have done. They have been such a crucial part of her life, her foundation, and without them, so many things would not be possible. Lastly, and most importantly, Bethany would like to thank her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for everything He has given her and all He has done in her life.

Sharlene Hamby - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Sharlene would like to thank her kids, Jeff, and her mom for supporting her through her journey. She thanks you for your patience and love, along with your understanding and hardwork that helped her to be here today. "We did it! Love you all!"

Kayla Holmberg - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kayla would like to thank her boyfriend, Ross, for pushing her when she needed it and also her family for supporting her and being there. She would also like to thank her classmates for always making learning fun and interesting. There have been a lot of fun and interesting moments that she will never forget. She thanks all of you for everything!

Katy Hoven - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Amanda Irrgang - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Amanda would like to thank her parents, Robert and Robyn, for encouraging her to follow her dreams. She would also like to thank Rose and Jake for living with a crazy nursing student and allowing her some time to pursue her education. To Andy, Amanda would like to thank you for always supporting her and showing her love when she needed it. Lastly, Amanda would like to thank her instructors for their words of wisdom and encouragement, along with their ability to express the meaning of being a nurse.

Ibrahim Kabia - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Elima Kara - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Elima would like to thank her family for supporting her and making this day possible for her. Elima would also like to thank the whole faculty at Rasmussen College for all the help they provided her. Special thanks to Dean Smith, Mrs. Reuer, Mrs. Q, Mrs. Cress, and Mrs. Dolan for giving Elima the courage, confidence, and the knowledge she needs to pursue her nursing career.

Marsi Kesselly - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Marsi would like to give thanks to God for His guidance through this nursing program. She would also like to thank her family and church family for standing by her during this stressful time. A special thank you to her daughter and mom for their patience, and she would also like to thank Mrs. Reuer for her guidance and encouragement, and Mrs. Q for reinforcing and pushing her toward her goal. Lastly, Marsi would like to say thanks to our awesome dean, Dean Smith, for giving us a reality check even when we don't find it necessary. She is a part of this assembly because of you all. Thank you!

Bernice Kimbu - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Ashley Krause - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Ashley would like to thank her family for pushing her to do her best and be her best. She would also like to thank her fiance for helping her though this strenuous time and his family for showing her the support she needed as well. Ashley also says a big thank you to Carmen, Elliot, Don, Bailey, Michael, Linda, David, Elaine, Kenny, Tami, and Dexter for pushing her along.

Jenna Kurki - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Danielle Linder - Practical Nursing - Associate's

"Danielle would like to thank her parents, Scott and Linda, fiance Ben, brother Nick, and the rest of her family and friends who have supported and pushed her through this journey. It is only the beginning of her nursing education. As Mrs. Reuer says, ""I am now the nurse and now I know the right thing to do."" Thank you!"

Lauren Mazzuca - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Wanga McBorrough - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Wanga would like to give thanks to the Almighty God for seeing her through this tough time. She would like to wish a big thank you to her loving husband, Mack, for supporting her financially and emotionally during her journey, and a special thank you also to her mother-in-law for taking good care of her kids. Wanga would also like to thank Mrs. Reuer, Mrs. Q, and the most energetic Dean Smith for giving her all the encouragement that she needed to get through this program. And finally, Wanga would like to thank her church members for their support and prayers.

Robin McGillis - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Danielle McLean - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Ashley Neumann - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kathryn O'Neil - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kathryn would like to thank her family, friends, and roommates for their prayers, encouragement, and support throughout her nursing school journey. Kathryn is excited to begin working as a nurse at her current employer in White Bear Lake and continue her education toward her Registered Nurse degree.

Karah Pendergrass - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Alice Phetsomphou - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kim Pierre - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kim would like to thank her family for their support over the past two years. She would like to say a special thank you to her husband who has, without complaint, taken on so many more responsibilities. Kim is also thankful for the outstanding educators at the Brooklyn Park campus and for the friendships formed with her Spring 2012 cohort. This journey has been a truly wonderful experience that she will forever cherish!

Jeremy Riffel - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Jessica Roques - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Lorena Rubio-Lopez - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Lorena would like to thank her instructors that encouraged her and assured the triumph of her nursing edification. Having her confidence built on a profound foundation of skills and ingenuity built a promising career in nursing. Friends and acquaintances showed true patronage during difficult phases of her schooling. Most important is to acknowledge the recognition of the unconditional love that her family provided throughout her schooling. Lorena is a prominent student nurse who will succeed and continue to lead the path of an exceptional individual.

Ronya Salaymeh - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Amanda Schmitcke - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Amanda would like to thank her husband, Dan, along with her kids and her family for being so supportive. She would also like to thank all the knowledgeable and helpful teachers that provided guidance and encouragement. Lastly, Amanda wants to thank her classmates who were a source of laughter, fun, and friendship.

Ashley Snaza - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Ashley would like to thank her family and parents, Kevin and Brenda, for encouraging her to pursue her nursing career. She also wants to thank Jon for the continued support and the nursing staff at Rasmussen College for the motivation and encouragement throughout the last 18 months.

Erin Strand - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Lindsay Striker - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Lindsay would like to thank the faculty of Rasmussen College, especially Dean Smith, Mrs. Liebke, and Mrs. Reuer, for being incredible mentors. Lindsay would also like to thank her family for their support through this journey. A special thank you to her brother, Adam, who made this journey possible. Thank you!

Korto Sumo - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Amy Swanson - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Ashley Ubl - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Jennifer Wieser - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Jennifer would like to thank her parents, as well as Kimberly, Ashley, and Kevin for always standing by her, encouraging and supporting her, and letting her know she can do it. She thanks you also for your patience and incomparable love. She is who she is because of all of you!

Melea Wonsehleay - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Bendu Wordsworth - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Betty Wuo-Sudue - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Betty would like to thank her husband, Michael, her children, and all of her family for the support and understanding during those difficult days of studying. Betty especially wants to thank Dean Smith, Mrs. Q, and Mrs. Reuer for giving her the knowledge and confidence she needed to continue pursuing a nursing career. Thank you!

Paxenpas Yang - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Paxenpas would like to thank her family for supporting her. She would also like to thank the nursing staff for all their support and guidance.

Susan Young - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Susan would like to thank her family for all their support. Noonie has been a second mom to her grandchildren, providing lots of love in Susan's absence during her studies. Anthony has continued to encourage Susan to keep on going even when it was difficult for the family. Susan would also like to thank the Lopez family for helping her in her time of need.

School of Technology and Design

Anthony Aspinwall - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Karen Beaner - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Anthony Carrera - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Michael Castrodes - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Amethyst Davis-Anderson - Multimedia Technologies - Associate's

Amethyst would like to thank all of the professors and staff that helped her along the way. She really appreciates all of you. Amethyst will continue her education at St. Mary's University in the fall. While at Rasmussen, she was fortunate to land an internship at Great Moods where she designs banners for their company website. She also was thankful to find employment at Taho Sportswear where she designs plaques, t-shirts, and helps with whatever is needed.

Richard Ehman - Multimedia Technologies - Associate's

Rick would like to thank his beautiful and infinitely patient wife for all the love and support that she has provided over these past three years.

Brandon Fredrickson - Information Systems Management - Diploma

Jack Fung - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Joseph Golob - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Joseph would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have helped him get to this point. First, he would like to thank his parents, Carl and Chris, and his sister, Jackie, for all of their love and support. Joseph would also like to thank Jacob Sorem for all of the great insight he provided regarding various technology aspects, and the rest of the Rasmussen College staff for their guidance and encouragement. Eventually, Joseph would like to return to Rasmussen College to earn a Bachelor's degree.

Joel Haverkamp - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Joel would like to thank his family and especially his wife, Angel, for all their support. Joel's family and close friends have sacrificed their time and activities on many occasions so Joel could do his school work while also working full-time.

Paul Kranz - Multimedia Technologies - Associate's

Charlie Kunza - Information Systems Management - Diploma

Charlie would like to thank the three most important people in his life. They are his two incredible children, who bring so much joy to his life, and his wife, Cassie, who believed in him from the beginning and gave him the strength to believe in himself that he can make it in college and pursue a career that he loves. Charlie wouldn't have achieved what he has today without his loving family.

Scott Pell - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Mai Pham - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Jeff Reynolds - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Dana Salisbury - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Zachary Sanford - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Zach would like to thank everyone at Rasmussen College for teaching him the value of knowledge and communication. Zach has learned that the path taken to knowledge is just as important as the knowledge itself. Zach will value the time spent at Rasmussen College for a lifetime. He looks forward to furthering his education with the instructors and staff who have made such a huge impact on him.

Brian Schmidt - Information Systems Management - Associate's

First and foremost, Brian would like to thank Colleen "Ma" Paris for giving him the boost he needed to go back to school and for helping him every step of the way. He would also like to thank Jake Sorem, his first and most memorable instructor, for helping him make it this far. And to everyone else, Brian thanks you for just being there!

Craig Schroeder - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Justin Sloneker - Multimedia Technologies - Associate's

Justin would like to thank his family and friends for their support.

Aaron Swenson - Multimedia Technologies - Associate's

Aaron would like to thank his family for their on-going encouragement and support during his time at Rasmussen and everything else he has been through. Aaron would also like to thank his friends for their constant help and comments over the years which helped him stay focused and confident. He would also like to thank his instructor, John Mindiola, for the constant push to participate in Rasmussen events and getting his work seen by others; as well as his recommendations to various internship opportunities, including his current position at Star.

Joel Swieton - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Matt Tangen - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Matt would like to thank Michelle Laumb, Jake Sorem, and Steve Villeneuve, as well as many other staff members for their support. The best thing about Rasmussen is that they are truly there for their students. They offer a great learning environment for students as well as great support with classes. For students like Matt, it was the perfect school environment.

Jason Teeman - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Steven Webster - Information Systems Management - Diploma

Brian Williams - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Miles Zroka - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Miles would like to thank his wife, Jinny, his mom and dad, and the rest of his family.